BetterThanSacrifice.org offers a meditation on the imputation of Christ’s active and passive obedience. Based in Gen. 2:25–3:24, a surprising number of Biblical themes are woven together. Sounds dry? Not at all – it’s not only the postmoderns who are allowed to tell a story. Here’s an extract:
Having eaten, the eyes of the man and his wife are opened. And what they see is their own nakedness.
By God’s benevolent grace, the very instrument of their Fall is the means by which they recognize their fallen state. Innocent, they ate the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Guilty, their open eyes now know their own evil and lack of good: they are sinners against the Lord God and breakers of His holy Law.
As are we. For all Adam’s children born of the will of the flesh are born dead as slaves to sin. From pride or desperation, we array ourselves with the filthy rags of our best good works. And thereby we only add to the guilty debt we owe to the holy, clean and righteous God.